But Kellie Pickler was so popular!
A top AEG executive referred to Michael Jackson as "a freak" and another called him "creepy" hours before their company signed Jackson to a huge concert deal.
FX has greenlit a single-camera pilot called "The Comedians" that will star Billy Crystal as a veteran joke-teller who is paired with a younger and edgier performer for a late-night sketch show.
When we think of the perfect summer blockbuster, we think of action -- and July's "The Wolverine" will have more than enough, star Hugh Jackman says.
Oklahoma native Blake Shelton is the first entertainer to announce a benefit for tornado victims in his home state.
Bazinga: CBS has overthrown Fox to win the 2012-13 broadcast season among the coveted adults 18-49 demographic.
Seven years after its finale, one of the greatest cult hits in television history is making a return. "Arrested Development" lasted three season during its initial run on FOX, with critical acclaim but dismal ratings.
Every issue in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial is so disputed that even giving candy to jurors caused an argument.
Who were the real "Great Gatsby" women? Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher and Elizabeth Debicki tell CNN who gave them inspiration for their characters.
Sports media giant ESPN gave some of its 7,000 employees pink slips on Tuesday, the network said in a statement.
Let's play one final bass-drop requiem in memory of EDM.
The Doors' founding keyboardist, Ray Manzarek, died in Germany Monday after a long fight with cancer, his publicist said in a statement. He was 74.
Summer movie season is Seth Rogen's prime time.
Lauren Graham's favorite "Gilmore Girls" scenes to shoot were the show's famed Friday night dinners.
CBS decided to pull Monday night's season finale of Mike & Molly, which talks about a tornado hitting Chicago (though no devastation was going to be shown).
There will be less boobs at next year's Oscars.
AEG asked Michael Jackson's estate to repay $300,000 for Dr. Conrad Murray's fee three weeks after Jackson's death, court testimony revealed Monday.
At least one performer fell hard for Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards.
Throughout his prolific career Mel Brooks has gone by many titles -- actor, filmmaker, producer, songwriter -- but comedy is the epicenter of his life, drawing together his early work on TV shows like "Your Show of Shows" and "Get Smart," with his notable career in film with movies like "The Producers," "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," a few of which have been translated to the Broadway stage. Brooks, now 86, has won numerous awards and is presently one of only 14 people to receive the coveted EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony).
The USS Enterprise picked up steam throughout the weekend, despite a somewhat unimpressive start.
A man arrested at Cannes Film Festival after firing a gun loaded with blanks during a live TV interview is due to appear in court Sunday, police said.
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper played the groom in a surreal wedding scene send-off for Bill Hader's Stefon character on the season finale of "Saturday Night Live."
"Star Trek Into Darkness" opens on a primitive planet, where the natives are restless and a volcano, in mid-eruption, traps First Officer Spock (Zachary Quinto) over a boiling ocean of lava.
A cache of e-mails believed lost when Michael Jackson's last manager's laptop disappeared could become key evidence in the wrongful death trial against AEG Live.
Actor Edward Furlong tried to hide, but ended up arrested for allegedly violating a protective order filed against him by an ex-girlfriend, authorities said.
A man was arrested Friday at the Cannes Film Festival after firing blanks during a live television interview that sent an Oscar-winning actor running for cover.
Networks unveiled their fall lineups this week in New York at their various upfront events, and although CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox all trumpet their new shows as the best of the best, not every pilot is destined to be a hit, or even worth your time. Which ones are? CNN scoured the various presentations to find the most promising comedies and dramas (and comedy/dramas) of the batch, weighing star power, concepts, production teams and four-quadrant appeal. If the pilots are any indication, these are the shows to watch:
"Don't Trust the B—-" may be cancelled, but there's never-before-seen episodes that are now available online. ABC has put eight unaired episodes onto ABC.com.
"The Searchers" may be the greatest movie Western, and that reputation has only grown since its 1956 premiere.
Columbus, Ohio's WWCD-FM is a throwback. It's one of just a handful of independent, major-market commercial music stations left in America.
They were, and are, your guide to the airwaves: Here are 10 of the all-time great disc jockeys.
Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman talks about why he got back into radio and responds to criticism of the largest radio company in the United States.
Thursday night, The Office says goodbye with a one-hour retrospective (NBC, 8 p.m. ET), followed by the one-hour series finale. For Brian Baumgartner (Kevin), the table read was the most emotional day working on that last episode. "We hadn't read it. We were all reading the words and what was going to happen in that moment," he says. "I'd heard a rumor about Kevin, and based on what the rumor was, I wasn't happy. But then when I read it and saw how things worked, I was very happy."
Michael Jackson's nephew revealed Thursday that when he was molested as a child, Jackson "was a support system for me and my mom."
Soap opera actor Dylan Michael Patton faces a judge Thursday on charges he sold cocaine out of his Los Angeles home.
A dancer-choreographer befriended by Michael Jackson when he was a child now calls the late pop icon "a pedophile and a child sexual abuser."
American Idol finalists Kree Harrison and Candice Glover wowed the audience at the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live Wednesday evening with three show-stopping ballads each. After the performances, Glover, Harrison and judge Keith Urban came backstage to talk about their night, that coin flip, and singing those soulful songs.
Actress Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed article on Tuesday that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy.
"Arrested Development" fans can hardly wait for its sweet return on Netflix at the end of this month.
We already know TNT is bringing Sean Bean, Eric Dane, and the mind of Frank Darabont back to our TVs, but at today's Turner Upfront, TNT and TBS announced some more big names developing potential shows for the networks — including Steven Spielberg, Sylvester Stallone, Steve Carell, Jamie Foxx, Elizabeth Banks, Diablo Cody, Denis Leary, Dick Wolf, and Nicholas Sparks. The loglines:
Jimmy Kimmel joked yesterday at ABC's upfront presentation to advertisers that CBS executives are "smug mother*******."
AEG Live considers "pulling the plug" on Michael Jackson's comeback concerts 11 days before the pop icon died, the show's choreographer testified Tuesday.
Pop music superstar Beyonce is indeed irreplaceable, postponing a scheduled show Tuesday in Belgium due to her "dehydration and exhaustion," her camp said.
Actress Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed article on Tuesday that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which doctors told her greatly increases her risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
Downton Abbey has an official return date: Season 4 of the period drama will premiere on Jan. 5, 2014. The series will then run for eight straight weeks, until Feb. 23.
Yep, folks, we finally met the mother: Monday night's "How I Met Your Mother" revealed actress Cristin Milioti as the show's titular — and, until now, extremely elusive — character.
Fox broke its silence on the worrisome performance of former reality titan "American Idol" and reports that the network is planning to reboot the entire show — including dumping its judges panel. Longtime Idol judge Randy Jackson quit last week after hearing the news, which still leaves Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj up for possible elimination.
If second place is the first loser, then this week that's a pretty great place to be.
Longtime ABC News personality Barbara Walters will retire from TV journalism in 2014, ABC reported late Sunday, closing a chapter on one of the most storied careers in broadcast journalism history.
Michael Jackson in the last week was emaciated, unable to sleep or eat, and unlikely to be ready for his comeback concerts, witnesses in his death trial said.
SNL's Seth Meyers will take over NBC's "Late Night" show next year when current host Jimmy Fallon moves to "The Tonight Show," NBCsaid Sunday.
"The Great Gatsby" is misconceived and misjudged, a crude burlesque on what's probably American literature's most precious jewel.
The lead singer of the metal band As I Lay Dying has been arrested and charged with trying to have his wife killed, the San Diego County Sheriff says.
NBC has canceled "Whitney."
Randy Jackson, the last original "American Idol" judge, announced Thursday that he's voting himself off the hit singing competition program after the current season ends.
Michael Jackson appeared paranoid, repeating himself and shivering from chills in his final days, his longtime makeup artist testified Thursday.
Craig Robinson said it wasn't hard to get him to sign on to star with Kerry Washington in the film "Peeples."
"The Office" ends its nine-season run this month, and rumors have been swirling with respect to how the stories will wrap up and who will return to say goodbye.
It's a Hollywood truism that some of the best movies are made from energetic potboilers. Is "The Great Gatsby" that dreaded word in Hollywood -- "unfilmable"?
NBC's "The Voice" had a voting snafu this week and the show addressed the issue on the air Wednesday night.
Michael Jackson told his tour director days before he died he was hearing God's voice, a producer testified Wednesday.
Jeanne Cooper, who played Katherine Chancellor, the "Dame of Genoa City," on "The Young and the Restless," has died. She was 84.
Dancer-choreographer Wade Robson has filed a claim against Michael Jackson's estate related to alleged child sex abuse by the late pop icon.
Ray Harryhausen, the stop-motion animation and special-effects master, has died, according to his foundation's Facebook page.
A private jet carrying Chris Brown made an emergency landing in Burbank, California, Monday after smoke filled the cockpit, the singer's rep confirmed Tuesday.
The lead singer of the metal band As I Lay Dying was arrested Tuesday and charged with attempting to hire a hit man, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.
Lauryn Hill told the judge who sentenced her to prison that she planned to pay her taxes; it was just a question of when.
Jurors hearing the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial may again be faced with a stark vision of the dead pop icon on Tuesday.
Bravo to you Robert Downey Jr.
it's not the "idiot box" anymore. TV shows are more detailed, thoughtful and entertaining than ever.
For literary merit alone, some rate "Midnight's Children" as Salman Rushdie's greatest work.
This could be the last story you read about Lindsay Lohan for the next three months if all goes well during her 90-day stay at the Betty Ford Clinic.
Even Tony Stark would be impressed with "Iron Man 3's" incredible domestic opening weekend.
The Rolling Stones kicked off their "50 and Counting" tour with a marching band, guest appearances and a double dose of "Satisfaction."
PepsiCo is ending its relationship with rapper Lil Wayne over what the company calls an "offensive reference" to civil rights icon Emmett Till.
Lindsay Lohan checked into a California rehab center early Friday, ending a drama that had more twists and turns than a high-speed car chase.
The death of Slayer founder and Grammy-winning heavy metal guitarist Jeff Hanneman launched speculation Friday that focused on a spider bite.
Sony Pictures has started development on the fourth movie in the "Men in Black" franchise, EW has confirmed. The Wrap first reported the news.
Reese Witherspoon's legal trouble over a spat with a Georgia state trooper has been settled with a fine, but a video of the arrest is getting attention.